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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tile,tile,tile,grout,grout,grout,paint,paint,paint

The title says it all. Tile: Kitchen floor is done and the back splash is started and will be done by the end of this week! Counter tops are on and I love them!
Ohh so messy. Sorry.


That is not the counter top completed but look how pretty! Also notice our sink is back in and we have a new faucet.






Ya, that's my green coat just tossed aside in the hallway.


Ahhh loving it already. I had to leave to pick up the baby from my Mom's so I don't have more of what was done, but next time I will. It is not easy putting in little glass tiles like these. Using the tile nippers worked great but it's a ton of measuring and cutting (like around the window and outlets). I like the kitchen so much better now, even without the cabinets painted. It's much better than this:
  
BARF!
Guess what I was doing all day?! Painting.


 I was painting doors and closet doors with Behr ONE paint. Let me tell you something, it doesn't mean it will only take one coat. We have used this paint in several rooms (we like the coverage valspar no-VOC paint gives better) and they all needed about 3-4 coats but with the primer mixed in it should stick well. Oh, and yes I was painting on our newly painted dining room walls. My father in law thinks I'm crazy. I was very careful! This project needs to be done by Friday for floor sanding. Ya, good luck with that...
I left that paint in the paint tray and took a photo to remind me to tell you all about the most wonderful invention ever. This is a teflon paint tray. What does that mean? No cleaning! You just pour the extra paint back in the can and let the rest of it sit over night to dry and peel it off the next day (like those facial masks). I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. (sorry I have no idea who makes it but it's from Lowes or Home Depot).

I also made a mood board for the LR. I want to add a little POP of color so I chose yellow:
1. Existing blue grommet curtains
2. Yellow pattern I'm looking into getting to make/buy throw pillows
3. Existing blue throw pillows
4. Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray. Wall paint color in LR/DR
5. Geometric print I'll be framing
6. Existing table lamps (ours are shapes slightly different with the bulbous part closer to the bottom)
7. Existing couch
8. Existing Armoire (it's very similar to this) will house smaller TV
9. existing chair (not really a fan of it but it was a gift)
10. Existing hardwood floors (once they are sanded and treated)
11. Existing blue leaf rug
12. Existing end table (similar to this)

Thoughts? I think I might like the little bit of pop.

We will have more to post later in the week for sure!

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